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US Cellular 4G LTE Router cuts the cable cord

US Cellular 4G LTE Router cuts the cable cord

US Cellular has outed a new 4G home router, offering LTE connectivity for those who perhaps aren't served by traditional DSL or cable providers, or who don't want to be fixed to one location. The 4G LTE Router needs to be plugged in to an AC supply - it's not a mobile hotspot with a battery for truly portable use - but can at least be packed up in your bag and moved between home or office.

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T-Mobile Simple Starter offers entry 4G without overage risk

T-Mobile Simple Starter offers entry 4G without overage risk

T-Mobile USA has launched a new "value" plan, Simple Starter, offering LTE data including tethering, along with unlimited talk and text, for $40 per month. The new plan, part of what T-Mobile calls its continuing "Uncarrier" movement, will also distinguish itself by cutting 4G data access when the subscriber reaches the 500MB limit, rather than allowing them to go over and then charging them overage fees.

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Google Mobile Phone Service tipped in Fiber bid

Google Mobile Phone Service tipped in Fiber bid

In a roll-out similar to Google’s Fiber internet release, the company is suggested this week to be bringing their own mobile device business to the United States. One rumor is that Google will be competing with the likes of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, the company would release their own coverage areas throughout North America. Another angle suggests that Google will ride with a company like Verizon as an MVNO.

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US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

We are a data hungry country and we have the numbers to prove that. The US is on track to cross the $100 billion mark for revenue stemming from mobile data, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. You can say that it’s finally getting set in stone, that people are moving from the desktop to more mobile options like the smartphone and tablets.

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T-Mobile plans LTE for all by mid-2015: Snipes Verizon ads

T-Mobile plans LTE for all by mid-2015: Snipes Verizon ads

T-Mobile has started a new LTE roll-out, aiming to upgrade half of its existing 2G/EDGE spectrum to 4G by the end of 2014, along with an ambitious roadmap to use 700MHz A-Block spectrum it's currently in the process of acquiring for even more LTE this year. The news, which comes around a year after T-Mobile began its first LTE service, should see existing 2G and EDGE areas updated to LTE by the middle of 2015, the carrier predicts, as its legal department gets busy trying to take on Verizon Wireless' coverage maps.

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T-Mobile adds cellphones to international calling add-on

T-Mobile adds cellphones to international calling add-on

T-Mobile USA has tweaked its Stateside International Talk & Text calling add-on, adding a new tier of service that drops its limitation that international numbers must be landlines. The new $15 plan - $5 more than the existing Stateside International Talk & Text package launched in October last year - now includes unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling from the US to in excess of thirty countries worldwide.

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T-Mobile JUMP drops upgrade limit but adds minimum pay-off

T-Mobile JUMP drops upgrade limit but adds minimum pay-off

T-Mobile has updated its JUMP early-upgrade program to remove the minimum waiting period before customers can get a new phone, but you may end up paying more than before thanks to a tweak to the small print. JUMP, announced back in 2013, previously permitted an upgrade every six months in return for a $10 per month fee (which also includes insurance); now, T-Mobile has dropped that six month minimum, but expects subscribers to also pay off at least half the cost of their phone in the process.

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